August 7, 2013

NHL 14 Live the Life: Tyler Seguin Edition

By Jesse Connolly

EA Sports revealed a new wrinkle they've added to their hockey video game franchise on Wednesday, sharing the details of the new "Live the Life" mode that'll be a part of NHL 14. Per EA:

The new incarnation of the Be a Pro Career Mode, now you can truly Live the Life of an NHL player. On or off the ice, every decision you make shapes your legacy as an athlete. Interact with teammates outside of the rink. Take part in media interviews. Each choice you make will affect your relationship with fans, teammates and management, influencing your skills and progression. 

Bruins fans are quite familiar with a young pro whose off-ice decisions played a role in his fate with the organization. I couldn't help but ponder how Tyler Seguin's last few weeks with the Black and Gold would've played out in the game. Here's my best crack at it:

After finishing with just one goal in 22 playoffs games, Seguin is awoken early by a text from GM Peter Chiarelli at 1:30 in the afternoon.

Devastated by the news, Seguin invited 50 friends over to "commiserate" with him.

Seguin meets with the media down in Dallas for the first time since the trade.

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